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Thursday, September 20, 2007

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School Teacher Arrested

Los Angeles: A fourth-grade school teacher has been arrested for a sex crime against a 15-year-old juvenile.

On September 17, 2007, at 9:30 p.m., Rodolfo Rabonza, 33, went into the sauna at a local health club in the 5900 block of Sepulveda Boulevard. The victim, a teenage boy, was in the sauna and was assaulted by Rabonza.

Rabonza was arrested shortly after the incident for Lewd Acts on a Minor. He was booked and later released after posting $100,000 bail.

Rabonza had been employed by Saint Elisabeth Catholic School for the past five years. Saint Elisabeth School
officials and the Los Angeles Archdiocese are cooperating with investigators.

If you have any additional questions or information, you may contact Van Nuys Detective John Eum, Sexual Assault Unit, at 818-374- 0093. On weekends or during off-hours call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).